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Misleading representation and the sale of land: The law in Australia

Filed under: Buying a Home, Selling a Home, Property Law

Consumers in Australia enjoy a number of safeguards from false or misleading representations made in the sale of goods and services from vendors with the...

Fixtures and rental properties: What changes can a tenant make?

Filed under: Renting & Leasing Property, Property Law, Tenant and Landlord Law

One aspect of renting property is that tenants may not always be completely satisfied with some of the fixtures that may form part of the property. For...

If a tree falls onto an adjoining property: What options are available to the neighbour whose property is affected?

Filed under: Property Law, Property Disputes

Disagreements between neighbours can range from issues of relative significance such as noise complaints, to seemingly minor issues such as the encroachment...

Can Mortgage Contributions By Your Children Lead To Them Obtaining An Interest In The Family Home?

Filed under: Estate Litigation, Property Law, Property Transactions

In an extraordinary NSW Supreme Court case a son made substantial payments to his father to assist in meeting his father’s mortgage repayments over the...

Has your rent been increased? Some answers to questions you may have relating to rent

Filed under: Renting & Leasing Property, Property Law, Leases

Rental affordability is a hot button issue in Australia and for many people, any increase in rent can amplify any cost pressures that a family may be facing....

Your rent questions answered: The rules of rent in arrears and excessive rent increases

Filed under: Renting & Leasing Property, Property Law, Leases, Lease negotiations and disputes, Tenant and Landlord Law

Rent, not just a musical but a way of life for many Australians. Now that the “humorous” part of this piece is over and done with, there are many rules...

How do subleases operate under Australian property law?

Filed under: Property Law, Leases

Although it may be summer at the time of writing (January 2013) many people will be looking for a rental property to lease – especially university students....

Who would have thought? A body corporate dispute about a balcony before the High Court

Filed under: Property Law

A lot owner was in dispute with other lot owners in the scheme with respect to the lot owner’s desire to join the lot owner’s two decks together. After...

High Court Illuminates Detrimental Reliance Re Equitable Estoppel

Filed under: Property Law, Property Transactions

In Sidhu v Van Dyke [2014] HCA 19 the High Court has provided guidance on the degree of proof of detrimental reliance required to found an equitable estoppel...

NSW Court Of Appeal On Whether Termination Of A Contract Is Precluded After An Election To Sue For Specific Performance

Filed under: Selling a Home, Property Law, Buying a Property, Property Disputes

In Galafassi v Kelly [2014] NSWCA 190 the NSW Court of Appeal provides helpful guidance on the legal principles relating to termination of a contract for...


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